01 Oct 2013
These two don’t usually mix very well as I found out last night when I had an unfortunate pheasant strike on my ride home.
22 Jul 2013
As some of you may know I replaced my R125 with a very nice orange and black CBR600RR. I love the sports bike shape but had one slight issue
21 Mar 2011
For those of you who have read the massive blog on my big disappointment with the Schuberth C3 (and it does not seem like I am alone) I am pleased to report that the Shoei Qwest is nowhere near as daft as its name.
24 Oct 2010
The last race of the year took place in glorious sunshine at the best track in Britain and I won by 12 seconds with a new lap record of 1m13.8s, completing my third clean sweep in a row. I had time for another fat wheelie too. There is no better way to end the season. […]
07 Apr 2010
I decided to treat my head to a nice new helmet last week. There is no other feeling than slipping a new lid on for the first time. I have always been a big Arai fan and was delighted to see that Arai had re-launched their Quantum range of helmets.
20 Aug 2009
I have long been aware that wind noise contributes massively to the fatiguing effects of riding a motorcycle; pretty understandable given that at motorway speeds the volume inside a helmet is apparently the equivalent to having a pneumatic drill pounding away at you. So I had been toying with the idea of getting some personal […]
15 Jul 2009
I took a chance with buying a pair of allegedly cool, waterproof, protective, perforated leather motorcycle jeans from Hein Gerickes Luton branch. Neither Charlie nor Tim had used them but their basic position was HG would not compromise their brand by selling something which was not up to the job. They are also Goretex and […]
29 Jun 2009
I have finally had to admit defeat and accept that, after fracturing my scaphoid and having it pinned, my wrist is not as strong as it used to be. Therefore, riding my 749 has become increasingly painful even on the shortest of journeys. Once I finally got passed my stubborn streak and realised that perhaps […]